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FortiGate-6000 Handbook

Change log

Date Change description

May 10, 2022

Changes to the following sections to correctly describe creating a LAG consisting of the HA1 and HA2 interfaces to improve FGSP session synchronization performance:

September 10, 2021

Both FortiGate-6501Fs or FortiGate-6301Fs in an FGCP cluster must have the same number of active hard disks and the same RAID configuration. For more information, see Before you begin configuring HA and Basic FortiGate-6000 HA configuration.

July 27, 2021

Updated and corrected FortiGate-6000 IPsec VPN. New section: Example FortiGate-6000 IPsec VPN VRF configuration.

July 20, 2021 FortiOS 6.2.7 document release. See What's new for FortiGate-6000 6.2.7 for information about new features.

June 22, 2021

Added information about support for load balancing sessions without syn packets to FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 v6.2.6.

June 11, 2021

Corrected the CLI syntax in the section VXLAN support.

May 12, 2021

FortiOS 6.2.6 document release. See What's new for FortiGate-6000 6.2.6 for information about new features.

New section: VLAN ID 1 is reserved.

March 4, 2021

Added a note about requiring the Security Fabric to be enabled for normal operation to Confirming startup status.

Added notes about changing the VDOM mode and HA, for example Before you begin configuring HA.

Corrections to information about handling fragmented packets, see Load balancing TCP, UDP, and ICMP sessions with fragmented packets.

January 22, 2021

Added information about FortiGate-6000F hardware generation 1 and generation 2, see FortiGate-6000F hardware generations.

December 7, 2020

New section: More ARP queries than expected for one device - potential issue on large WiFi networks.

September 2, 2020

Changes to SSL VPN load balancing, FPC failure, and FPC failover in a standalone FortiGate-6000. Changes to FortiGate-6000 high availability including the addition of two new sections:

August 24, 2020

Changes to the description of the recommended ICMP load balancing configuration for inter-cluster session synchronization as described in Inter-cluster session synchronization. VLAN IDs do not have to be same on peer clusters, as now correctly described in Example FortiGate-6000 inter-cluster session synchronization configuration.

August 20, 2020

Misc changes to CLI command syntax chapters. Added information about SDN connector support to FortiGate-6000 v6.2.4 special features and limitations and FortiGate-6000 v6.2.3 special features and limitations. New section: Troubleshooting an FPC failure.

August 18, 2020

Restored SD-WAN as one of the features in the section FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 v6.2.4.

August 14, 2020 FortiOS 6.2.4 document release.

May 6, 2020

New and changed sections:

March 4, 2020

Adding information about a new feature that supports load balancing TCP and UDP sessions with fragmented packets, see Load balancing TCP, UDP, and ICMP sessions with fragmented packets.

February 28, 2020 FortiOS 6.2.3 document release.
Date Change description

May 10, 2022

Changes to the following sections to correctly describe creating a LAG consisting of the HA1 and HA2 interfaces to improve FGSP session synchronization performance:

September 10, 2021

Both FortiGate-6501Fs or FortiGate-6301Fs in an FGCP cluster must have the same number of active hard disks and the same RAID configuration. For more information, see Before you begin configuring HA and Basic FortiGate-6000 HA configuration.

July 27, 2021

Updated and corrected FortiGate-6000 IPsec VPN. New section: Example FortiGate-6000 IPsec VPN VRF configuration.

July 20, 2021 FortiOS 6.2.7 document release. See What's new for FortiGate-6000 6.2.7 for information about new features.

June 22, 2021

Added information about support for load balancing sessions without syn packets to FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 v6.2.6.

June 11, 2021

Corrected the CLI syntax in the section VXLAN support.

May 12, 2021

FortiOS 6.2.6 document release. See What's new for FortiGate-6000 6.2.6 for information about new features.

New section: VLAN ID 1 is reserved.

March 4, 2021

Added a note about requiring the Security Fabric to be enabled for normal operation to Confirming startup status.

Added notes about changing the VDOM mode and HA, for example Before you begin configuring HA.

Corrections to information about handling fragmented packets, see Load balancing TCP, UDP, and ICMP sessions with fragmented packets.

January 22, 2021

Added information about FortiGate-6000F hardware generation 1 and generation 2, see FortiGate-6000F hardware generations.

December 7, 2020

New section: More ARP queries than expected for one device - potential issue on large WiFi networks.

September 2, 2020

Changes to SSL VPN load balancing, FPC failure, and FPC failover in a standalone FortiGate-6000. Changes to FortiGate-6000 high availability including the addition of two new sections:

August 24, 2020

Changes to the description of the recommended ICMP load balancing configuration for inter-cluster session synchronization as described in Inter-cluster session synchronization. VLAN IDs do not have to be same on peer clusters, as now correctly described in Example FortiGate-6000 inter-cluster session synchronization configuration.

August 20, 2020

Misc changes to CLI command syntax chapters. Added information about SDN connector support to FortiGate-6000 v6.2.4 special features and limitations and FortiGate-6000 v6.2.3 special features and limitations. New section: Troubleshooting an FPC failure.

August 18, 2020

Restored SD-WAN as one of the features in the section FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 v6.2.4.

August 14, 2020 FortiOS 6.2.4 document release.

May 6, 2020

New and changed sections:

March 4, 2020

Adding information about a new feature that supports load balancing TCP and UDP sessions with fragmented packets, see Load balancing TCP, UDP, and ICMP sessions with fragmented packets.

February 28, 2020 FortiOS 6.2.3 document release.